During my residency at the Student Hotel, I experimented with glass gears. Deforming and pulling the gears out of proportion, and creating organic cylinder-shaped gears. These gears were showcased in a 24/7 window exhibit alongside my experiments with trapping and mixing different liquids and my blindly ambitious project to make a glass piston engine.
When will wonders cease, we may justly enquire, When we see a Glass Engine, complete and entire… Incredulity starts, in most utter surprise, We can hardly believe the plain sight of our eyes… The steam from the boilers sends life to the heart, And life it goes bounding throughout every part.
“Until the student can turn a tube steadily without thinking about it, real progress in glassblowing is impossible”
Exploring traditional separate domains such as programming and glass blowing allows me to take the best of different worlds to create unexpected shapes. A promising sparkle. The combination of craft and technology creates crossovers, hybrid shapes, and new possibilities. My research places “motion sensor”, “laser cutting” and “3D printing” comfortably next to “burner” and “annealing furnace”.